October 06, 2015

Faculty and Staff News

ASU Engineering professor Sarah Stabenfeldt has earned a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for her efforts to harness the brain's healing powers after a traumatic injury.

Two Arizona State University faculty members were appointed to an elite group of ASU University Professors on Sept. 29 by ASU President Michael M. Crow and Interim Provost Mark Searle.

The growth of cross-border consumer markets and supply chains in North America leading to new economic development opportunities will be the focus of an Arizona State University-hosted conference this week.

Sally Kitch, founding director of Arizona State University's Institute for Humanities Research, has been named University Professor by interim Provost Mark Searle.

Dan Turbyfill has a simple task, to get students and alumni excited about ASU. In many ways, he's the perfect man for this gig as Turbyfill has dedicated his life to promoting and encouraging the ASU family.

The International Society for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology has given its top award, the David L. Hull Prize, to ASU Regents' Professor Jane Maienschein.

The Arizona Bioindustry Association has named Wayne Frasch, a professor with Arizona State University's School of Life Sciences, the 2015 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year.

Laura Tohe grew up telling stories with her relatives on the Navajo reservation; now she's helping to further the Navajo culture by acting as the nation's official poet laureate.

Janet Franklin, a professor in the ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, fuses disciplines of geography and biology by studying the climate and topographical changes.

Salmonella is an infectious agent with many faces. A distinct form of the bacterial invader has emerged in sub-Saharan Africa and is responsible for severe epidemic outbreaks. A new study sheds light on this pathogen with unusual characteristics.

Deana Garner Smith left the NFL to help mentor ASU's student-athletes because she likes guiding young people onto the path of success through frank discussions and positive impact.

Engineering professor Edward Kavazanjian has excelled as a teacher, researcher and leader among professional colleagues — and he’s still striving to make major contributions to his field.

To help support new faculty as they begin teaching, ASU will launch a program, the new Provost's Teaching Academy, devised by 12 inaugural Teaching Fellows.

The ASU Office of Human Resources announces the promotion of Erin Ellison from interim director to director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Flavio Marsiglia's work on diversity, substance use and youth development is regarded to be among the best and most influential in the field, and it's why he is one of four ASU faculty members recently named as a Regents' Professor for 2014-2015.

ASU strives to have a faculty representative of the diversity of the state and nation, and its incoming cohort is the latest example of that. Of the more than 140 new tenured and tenure-track faculty, 28 percent are minority and 42 percent are female.

After logging 40 years with the ASU Police Department, Stewart Adams will end his long run when he retires next month. It's not just an end to his time serving ASU, but to a lifetime of law enforcement that was inspired by his parents.

Devoney Looser, an ASU English professor, explains why the movie "Clueless" has maintained its appeal 20 years later and persists as a fine example of Jane Austen's feminist archetypes.

ASU mathematician Carlos Castillo-Chavez has earned the SIAM prize, one of math's highest honors, and been invited to lecture at the Mathematical Association of America.

Brenda Hosley is the new university senate president and chair of the University Academic Council for the 2015-2016 academic year. Hosley is a clinical associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Professor of English Deborah Clarke has been appointed vice provost for academic personnel at Arizona State University. Clarke will oversee personnel processes for all academic personnel, including hiring, promotion and tenure, effective Aug. 1.

For his lasting contribution to the conservation of mammals and their habitats, the American Society of Mammalogists has given the Aldo Leopold Award to Arizona State University professor Andrew Smith.

Randolph Nesse, founding director of ASU's Center for Evolution and Medicine, has been honored for his lifelong contributions to research in the field of evolutionary medicine.

After 51 years with ASU Libraries, Carl Cross will retire this August. He leaves behind a legacy that includes establishing the university archives and co-founding the ASU Carillon Society, where he has become a watchful guardian of the carillon bells.

ASU professor Claire Lauer guides her students to become confident creators of multimedia communications for work and everyday life.

Helping deaf students feel more welcome at ASU can be a challenge when most faculty and staff don't know sign language. A series of beginner ASL workshops aims to teach basic phrases and etiquette, with the ultimate goal of a deeper understanding of deaf culture.

The Green Devils are striving to empower over 1,000 of their colleagues to incorporate sustainability into everyday workplace decisions through peer-to-peer education, support and collaboration.

Elizabeth Wentz, professor of Geographic Information Science technologies and director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, has been appointed dean of social sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

History professor Monica Green and art history professor Corine Schleif share the honor of being the first two Berlin Prize Fellows chosen from Arizona State University.

Eric Newton, who was named the Cronkite School's new innovation chief last month, starts his new job this week where he will work closely with the school's leadership to drive cutting-edge ideas and initiatives at Cronkite News.